Kumura

COMPOSERS: JORGE DA SILVA BIDINTE
LABELS: Nubenegra
WORKS: World
PERFORMER: Bidinte (voice, instruments), various artists
CATALOGUE NO: INT 3256 2 (distr. New Note)

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Guinea-Bissau, south of Senegal, is the home of JORGE DA SILVA BIDINTE, who went to Madrid to make this debut album with a variety of colleagues and locals, including flamenco guitarists, electric bass and a sax.

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At times the music sounds like Latin-American might have done if it had developed in Africa instead, but over it all presides Bidinte’s forthright, always melancholy voice to confirm the personal vision of his songs.